Travel Tuesday: Edith Wharton’s Gardens at The Mount

Edith Wharton The Mount view of house from gardens

A few years ago I was out in the Berkshires for the 4th of July and visited Edith Wharton’s famed estate called The Mount. I came across my photos again and thought that it would be worth sharing them again. My first video is a tour of the gardens of the estate. These formal gardens were … Read more

Upstairs Downstairs at The Mount

Continuing on with my Edith Wharton extravaganza, we will visit some of the servant spaces of  The Mount. The service functions of the home were primarily located in the south wing of the house. The ground floor of the house contained the kitchen, scullery, servant’s dining room and the laundry room. The image below shows … Read more

Charlotte and Bunny do Edith proud

Since I started this series of posts on The Mount, I’ve been so excited to share the photos of the Drawing Room and Dining Room, which were decorated in 2002 by Charlotte Moss and Bunny Williams, respectively. These are the only fully decorated rooms in the house currently and while it’s wonderful to be able … Read more

Edith Wharton: Entrance and Galleries

Continuing our tour of The Mount, Edith Wharton’s home in the Berkshires in western Massachusetts, we are now stepping inside to the ground floor entrance hall and main stair. One might expect that this magnificent, classically inspired home would have a grand staircase. However, EW believed that the transition from outside to inside should be … Read more